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Manual Shifter Bushing (Saddle)
« on: May 22, 2013, 05:11:55 PM »


I just had to buy one from England. Worked out to $18.33 with shipping. It's called a saddle, it's the bushing that goes between the shift lever and linkage. From what I could find, absolutely nobody in the US sells these. It's the same for the Pinto transmission (Type E) and the Type 9 5-speed used in the european Capri and Sierra/Merkur. Managed to find the info from a Merkur site, since the T9 in the Merkur is essentially a Pinto transmission with a 5th gear shoved in it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150977514516

Anyways, this fits and works perfectly. It was the only option I could find. There's also a brass one available made for competition use but it's pretty expensive. http://www.burtonpower.com/hd-brass-saddle-gearlever-to-selector-shaft-type-9-e-gbt9539.html

They sell the plastic one too, but it worked out to more than the eBay one with shipping:
http://www.burtonpower.com/saddle-gearlever-to-selector-shaft-type-e-9-gearboxes-gbt9540.html
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Re: Manual Shifter Bushing (Saddle)
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2013, 06:38:36 PM »
Nice link, looks to be a direct fit. Post this in the Help section or parts section.

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Re: Manual Shifter Bushing (Saddle)
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2013, 10:06:15 PM »
Isn't this the parts section? And yes, it is a direct fit. Looks like what I remember the original to, it disintegrated on me right after my shifter came out a few weeks back. I put it back together and the worn saddle broke into like 4 pieces. Feels so much better than having all that play. Not to mention it would catch between gears sometimes without the saddle in there.
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Re: Manual Shifter Bushing (Saddle)
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 10:28:25 PM »
won't this one work, its a whole lot cheaper at $1.99 http://www.jeep4x4center.com/shift-rod-plastic-bushing-8127490.html  Timmy

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Re: Manual Shifter Bushing (Saddle)
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2013, 06:14:25 AM »
It's not the same shape, and who knows how close the size is? You could order it and try, but it doesn't look right.
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Re: Manual Shifter Bushing (Saddle)
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2014, 10:36:50 AM »
FYI, I bought that shifter saddle bushing from 4WD parts a few blocks from my house...it was 2 dollars and fits great! took a day to get.Thanks for the great tip!

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Re: Manual Shifter Bushing (Saddle)
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2014, 05:49:36 PM »
Merkur Midwest has all you want of the saddles for $14&change, new. Go to http://www.merkurmidwest.com Look under transmission. 
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Re: Manual Shifter Bushing (Saddle)
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2014, 09:21:31 AM »
Merkur Midwest seems to have quite a bit of stuff. Wish I came across them before.
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